By Tenicka Boyd | Education Post
“I see Chris everyday.
He comes to our field office to talk about his school experience as a student of color in Brooklyn. Each day, Chris pulls out his fourth grade-level homework. But Chris is not in the fourth grade—he is a high school senior who is working hard to graduate from his New York City public school.
His teachers have decided they would rather give students an A on below grade-level work than give challenging grade-appropriate work that would actually prepare them for college. They would rather Chris’ mom think he’s doing well so that she and other parents won’t storm the school doors. His teachers, who have probably all been deemed ‘effective’ by a watered-down evaluation system, have taken the easy path, but it’s not the one that will help Chris achieve his dreams.”